- A high court in the FCT has taken a punitive measure against the director-general of the national council for arts and culture, Olusegun Runsewe
- The court ordered Runsewe committed to prison over contempt of court order on Thursday, January 9
- IGP Idris Adamu was ordered by the court to immediately arrest and detain Runsewe until he retraces his steps
The director-general of the national council for arts and culture, Olusegun Runsewe, has been sent to prison by a high court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Delivering the verdict, the court, presided over by Justice Jude Okeke, ordered Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to immediately arrest Runsewe and detain him in correctional services over contempt of an order of the court on his part, Channels TV reports.
The order followed a suit filed by Ummakalif Limited against the minister of the FCT, the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) and Runwese.
Referring to Runwese's act as highly contemptuous, Justice Okeke, said that he will remain in prison until he shows penitence, having retraced his wrong steps.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the reversal of the suspension of Damilola Ogunbiyi as the managing director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA).
Legit.ng gathered that the REA is the official government agency that promotes, coordinates and provides rural electrification across Nigeria.
The presidency made this known on Tuesday, January 7, in a tweet, adding that she should be allowed to resign officially in order to accept her new UN appointment.
The United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres, had announced the appointment of Damilola Ogunbiyi of Nigeria as his special representative for Sustainable Energy For All (SEforALL) and co-chair of United Nations-Energy.
Guterres also welcomed the announcement by the administrative board of sustainable energy that Ogunbiyi has been appointed chief executive officer of SEforALL.
Ogunbiyi would succeed Rachel Kyte of the United Kingdom as special representative, co-chair of United Nations-Energy, and CEO of SEforALL.
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